November 16 P.A. Day Tournament Results

Posted on November 30th, 2012 by talgranite

On November 16, 2012, over 85 children participated in our first P.A. Day Tournament of the 2012-13 school year. Awards were given out to the top winners in each section, as well as the top winners in each grade.

For a full list of the tournament results by section, please consult the Chess Federation of Canada’s website: Beginner sectionIntermediate sectionAdvanced section

Winners by grade: SK – Isaac Schneider, Gr. 1 – Solomon Rosenblood, Gr. 2 – Maksim Casino, Gr. 3 – Dylan Pitt, Gr. 4 – Julian Matta, Gr. 5 – Colin Monahan, Gr. 6 – Cuinn Chowdhury, Gr. 7 – Kaizen Liu, Gr. 8 – Liam Baillergeon.

Our December 8 P.A. Day Tournament is sure to be a popular event, so register now!

Fall Tournaments and Winter Camp registration now open!

Posted on October 25th, 2012 by talgranite

Registration is now open for our November 16 and December 7 P.A. Day Tournaments, as well as for our Winter Chess Camp, which runs from January 2 to 4, 2013.

Our all-day tournaments for SK to Grade 8 kids are not to be missed! Our trained instructors engage children in group and individual tournaments and other chess challenges. An awards ceremony is held at the end of the day so that children get a chance to celebrate each others’ accomplishments with ribbons and medals. Last school year hundreds of children attended our popular P.A. Day Tournaments, where beginner to advanced players spent the day enjoying games against their peers.

Also not to be missed is our incredibly fun-filled Winter Chess Camp. Run by Director of Curriculum, Tal Granite, our camps give kids the opportunity to build on their skills or learn chess for the first time with tournaments and simuls, openings and endgames, strategy and tactics and other chess adventures. Our camp programs are also packed with a lot of other activities sure to keep even the most active child stimulated, including a variety of sports, arts and crafts, drama and improv, and more!

Register now for one or all of these great events!

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The CIC’s got a new look!

Posted on September 10th, 2012 by talgranite

The CIC staff have been hard at work over the summer on a new and improved website!

Some of the highlights include an easy-to-read calendar, as well as a much improved registration process. Our secure online registration system makes signing your children up easy and secure. You can even create an account that will store your information to make registrations faster and easier for future events!

6th Annual National Chess Camp

Posted on August 27th, 2012 by talgranite

Canada’s premier chess camp, the National Chess Camp took place from August 19 to 25 this summer at Camp Wahanowin, on the beautiful shores of Lake Couchiching near Orillia, Ontario.

The 6th annual overnight camp attracted chess enthusiasts from far and wide to hone their skills with the help of CIC President and Founder, Ted Winick, Chess Master, Goran Milicevic, and Canada’s top-ranked female chess player, Natalia Khoudgarian.

Find out more about National Chess Camp.

Toronto International 2012

Posted on July 23rd, 2012 by talgranite

The Chess Institute hosted the Toronto International 2012, which ran from July 15 to 20 this year. Over one hundred people competed in the tournament, held at the Annex Chess Club.

After 7 rounds, visiting International Grandmaster Wesley So from the Philippines took the Crown section with 6.0/7. A Chess Institute of Canada instructor and arbiter extraordinaire, Geordie Derraugh, won the U2200 section with the same score. The U1900 section was won by Rodrigo Oliveira (the 2011 Canadian Open U1600 winner) with a perfect 7.0/7. Finally, the closely contested U1600 section ended in a 3-way tie for first – Paul BuzdonHooshang Abbarin, and Robert Li all scored 5.5/7.

A complete list of final standings can be found on the Annex Chess Club website.

CIC Chess & Sports Camp a success

Posted on July 20th, 2012 by talgranite

Today is the last day of Chess & Sports Camp in Toronto. Nearly 45 children participated in the three-week camp, which not only improved their chess skills, but kept the kids active with lots of summer sports activities.  Campers even got the opportunity to learn circus tricks, participate in a drum circle, and touch snakes and lizards from Reptilia’s mobile zoo!